ST. MARYS — Clare Caywood, 18, a senior at St. Marys, is keeping busy in her final year of high school. She belongs to numerous organizations and is trying to make the most of the time she has left at school.
“I am the president of NHS [National Honor Society]. I am the secretary of student council and I’ve been involved with that for four years. I am a leader in FCA [Fellowship of Christian Athletes]. I’m the vice president of Interact, which is involved with Rotary, a service organization. I am in Gatekeepers, which is a suicide prevention club. I’m in band and choir and show choir,” Caywood noted.
She also makes time to compete in tennis and basketball at the high school, and that competition has provided her with some life lessons.
“I love the competitiveness and just the overall lessons in life they show you. It’s not just about the sport like the morals that it teaches you. I’ve grown as a person through both of the sports through hard times and good times and success and failure but I’ve learned that losses teach you as much as wins,” she said.
As for her post-secondary education, Caywood is keeping her options open.
“I want to go to [Bowling Green State University] and right now I’m leaning toward majoring in communications. It’s hard to hone in on one thing I want to do right now, so that’s why I picked communications because then I can pick a bunch of different careers and paths while I’m going through college,” she said.
The influence of the St. Marys community and the high school is something she’ll always appreciate.
“St. Marys is a wonderful place to live — just the pride that everyone shows through sports and their activities and clubs. They’ve just helped me grow so much as a person and I just would not be the same person without any of those teachers and the clubs and organizations that have got me there,” she added.
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